Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2905

Incident date

January 17, 2018

Location

سراقب, south of Saraqeb, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.859101, 36.797731 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

A father and child were killed, and as many as seven others were wounded in airstrikes on Saraqeb, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with most attributing blame to Russia, however @AsadSouria blamed the Syrian regime. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “unknown warplanes” were to blame for the raids.

Al Latamna youth group reported that strikes hit the “camp of Tel-Roumman”, however it was the only media source to report this specific location.

Most other source reported on damage to civilian homes due to “internationally prohibited bombs”.

Mustafa Haj Ali reported that “Russian air strikes [performed] successive cluster and fragmentation rockets” on the vicinity.

Smart News added that the civilians were “transferred to different medical centres for treatment.”

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Saraqeb, 17th jan 2018. (via Syrian Coalition)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]